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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Stout brewed with Citrus at Hill Farmstead Brewery with the company, hardwork, and input of our good friend Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller. NOTE: This entry is for Daybreak batch 1 (non BA) released in 500ML bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller and friends. Dark Brown with a huge bubbling Brown head. Quite special aroma. Roasted malt, liqurice and orange cest. Nice flavor. Medium sweet toffee, lots of roasted bitterness, good balance and a good amount of hop bitterness in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1354) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle in a recent trade. Pour is pretty much black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor light earth, faInt cobweb, light fruitiness, and chocolate. Very roasty and quite delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
RBBWG12 pours black, very, very small foam. taste is oaty light mouthfeel, bitter , burned malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1868) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
Tasted at RBBWG 2013 - thanks Gene! pours super dark near black with a small light brown head. The smell is rich malt, chocolate, dark fruit, roast, molasses. The taste is dark roasted malt, dry char, chocolate, molasses. Body is full, very creamy and rich. Typical great stuff out of H.F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5510) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
19/I/13 - 50cl (?) bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-51) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle and to 77ships to bring me half of his glass while I was working my ass of in the kitchen to get these ungrateful bitches some food! ;-)

Little cloudy brown beer, small head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, cocoa powder, sweet, vanilla, bit sugary, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sour, mocha, bitter, dark chocolate, bitter and hoppy, caramel. Aftertaste: hops, vanilla, caramel, bit sugary, sweet, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate. Very decent stout! Would not have guessed it’s a 10% ABV though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Pours black with very low beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, sligth coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness, coffee. Lots of of hops, kinda bitter. Palate: medium-full body. Overall: Not that much on citrus (oranges). Alcohol well hidden, surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3310) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
Dark brown to black colour, tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, mocha with milk. Quite bitter flavour, light sweet, hops, roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee. Medium full, finish bitter chocolate, caramel and cocoa.
A nice, well made stout. Not really picking up on the citrus though.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of Travlr. Thank you sir!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3256) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Traded by Reynolds314, thanks Matt! Black with a small brown head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and slight orange zest that induce bitterness. Taste is about the same. Mouthfeel is creamy. Medium body (thin for a RIS). It’s easily drinkable for the style if considered as a RIS, but I would probably have classified this one as a Black IPA in a blind tasting. Orange had fainted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3592) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Black pour, brown head. Aroma is roasty, some orange zest, quite hoppy (fruity) still, despite its age (or maybe its the citrus), coffee aroma as well. Taste is coffee, roasty, well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation, really drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
Thanks to Travlr for sharing this one. 50 cl. bottle sampled. Exited to actually try Hill Farmstead & it’s a “collab” with Mikkelller. + it’s an RIS with citrus, would love to see more stouts with fruits. Pours standard black with a mocha head. Sweet mocha, creamy nose, light bitterness, light touch of roast, touch hop, vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate, light herbs, moderate bitter roast, milky, touch sweet creamy, fruity but not specifically picking up citrus, maybe a light touch of peel if I wanted to, would have like more but this is pretty good as it is now, light dark fruits, vanilla, light hop, light caramel. On the medium side body-wise for a stout but easy to drink. Hard to form a definite opinion of a brewery from just one beer & hype is just that, hype aka nonsense. This was a very lovely beer.

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